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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
Phone Number: 205 833 8226
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.

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Tuskeege Airmen Display

Great recognition of the training and contributions of the all black flying squadrons to the success of WW II in Europe. Displays of the planes they flew to train and fly in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great recognition of the training and contributions of the all black flying squadrons to the success of WW II in Europe. Displays of the planes they flew to train and fly in Europe to escort bombers. Good collection of charcoal portraits in permanent collection and a current traveling exhibition of excellent paintings in tribute to African American pilots since the.... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been living in the greater Birmingham metro area for three years and never heard of it before. A friend suggested that my keep D's will have some good time there. The museum is located near the Birmingham airport, but hidden within residential buildings were you wouldn't be able to find it without a car navigation system. It is a small... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This doesn't hald a candle to Kennedy Space Center, the Naval Aviation museum in Pensacola, the Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson, or the National Air and Space Museum in DC. Not something you would want to see again and again and not a must see, but it is interesting none the less.

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West Chester, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

WOW! What a place! This museum is a hidden treasure! Keep in mind that this is not a huge museum - which allows you to really get involved with spending time on exhibits. There is an entire area of experimental aircraft, and planes (or aircraft pieces/objects) from just about every flight era. It's worth going just for the Soviet Gunship... More 

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Pearl, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I decided to visit this museum as I was looking for something to do. I was pleasantly surprised as it was very informational. I would recommend it to anybody who has an interest in aviation.

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been to other flight museums, and this one is small compared to them, but, nonetheless, it was still worth the visit. This museum has planes from the early ages of aviation, WWII, and the Vietnam war (they even have a couple of soviet aircrafts), as well as some modern ones. There are quite a few air flight simulators... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

What a great hidden museum. Been flying over Birmingham for years but never knew of this place. As my dad and I flew back home from the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola we stopped at BHM. Atlantic East loaned us a car and the museum is only a couple blocks from them. It's in a shady looking area, but the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice small Museum if your a real flight person this is not a museum to travel to from any distance. It is a good local museum but not a must see if flight is what you live for. Make sure you drive the block to see the outside area there are number of planes parked outside worth seeing.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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21 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a great time at the Southern Museum of Flight where we spent a couple hours or so. In addition to seeing and reading about air flight starting from the earliest days, we learned that they were getting ready for a special program on Veterans Day - which turned out to be a real treat: we got to watch... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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175 reviews 175 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are an air buff, you will enjoy seeing the vintage planes and hearing the stories about them from war buffs.

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